New dining hall, campus store to open next semester

Second parking garage to feature Einstein’s Bagels, potentially IHOP This coming fall semester, the opening of the Phase IV Residence Hall will create new dining options on campus. The building, which will house 600 new students, comes with a recreational facility and a dining area. With seating for almost 800...

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UTDPD Blotter

March 6 • An unaffiliated person was arrested on Drive A at about 11 p.m. for theft of a firearm, evading arrest, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, delivery of marijuana, DWI and driving with an invalid license. March 10 • A student reported a theft of university equipment...

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SG Report

To remember and honor students who have passed away since last year, UTD will host an event called “Comets Remember,” which Student Government hopes will become a school tradition. UTD will hold the memorial event from 4-5:30 p.m. on April 16 in the Galaxy Rooms. “It gives Comet spirit and...

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Professor: Smart teaching crucial for online courses

As online classes become more prominent at universities, the quality of the programs has been up for debate. This concern, however, has become a pretty tired conversation, according to Rebekah Nix, a senior lecturer in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies. In a study done at Georgia Southwestern State University, researchers...

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New SG admin puts focus on traditions, spirit

New SG admin puts focus on traditions, spirit

As each of the newly elected Student Government senators were named on the evening of March 26, Brooke Knudtson knew it was a good sign that most came from her ticket “Building Bridges.” Finally, Knudtson and her running mate, political science freshman Nancy Fairbank, were announced as next year’s SG...

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Students bootstrap hardware startup

Students bootstrap hardware startup

With billion dollar initial public offerings, software startup companies like Twitter and Facebook have grabbed the limelight of public interest, creating the perception that there is a disparity of success and prevalence between software and hardware startup companies. However, hardware startups remain prolific. One example is Rollout, a company founded...

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Former Waterview tenants blindsided by new landlords

Former Waterview tenants blindsided by new landlords

Since the university bought Waterview Park in July 2013, residents in former Waterview, or Phases I–IV, have had to adjust to several changes. While some have been welcome, including the waiver of the water utility fee and the inclusion of free Internet and cable TV at the same price, the...

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UTDPD Police Blotter

Feb. 7 • A student reported his rear Texas license plate was stolen from his pickup truck while parked in the Phase 8 lot at around 4 p.m. • A student reported her laptop was taken out of her apartment in Phase 1 without her consent at around 9 p.m....

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SG Report

A Center for Students in Recovery is set to open on campus. The center will provide specialized counseling for students with addictions and safe, sober events for those students. Although there is no confirmed date on when the center will be available to students, the center most likely will be...

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Sleepless and slow

Sleepless and slow

Cognitive health rests on a good night’s sleep When students juggle a lot of activities on a daily basis, one of the first things they cut out is sleep, but long-term sleep deprivation can lead to severe physiological effects — this was the message James Maas wanted to get across...

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